Seclì is located in the southern part of the Salento region, in a rich and fertile land mainly cultivated with olive groves and vineyards. Characteristic and full of history is via Giudecca, the only remaining vestige of the old Jewish quarter in the old town. Strolling through the narrow streets of the village, we then reach the Palazzo Ducale, an elegant building housing precious works of art. The palace was built around 1570 on the remains of an earlier fortified building and became the residence of the D'Amato family. Splendid are the chapel on the ground floor, the 18th-century staircase and the frescoes in the 'room of the illustrious men', whose ceiling simulates a balustrade beyond which the sky opens up and on whose sides the visitor's gaze encounters mythological figures and busts of Roman emperors.